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Robinson, Derek 1932 April 12-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 306 publications in 6 languages and 7,694 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  War stories  History  Drama  Rules  Television mini-series  War television programs  Historical television programs  Biography  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6068.O1954, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Derek Robinson
Piece of cake : a novel by Derek Robinson( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the training and seasoning of a squadron of young R.A.F. pilots, including a brilliant, dominating American, in the twelve months leading up to the Battle of Britain
Goshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson( Book )

41 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this is Derek Robinson's masterly novel of the war in the air over the Western Front in 1918
War story : a novel by Derek Robinson( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posted to France in 1916, eighteen year old Lieutenant Oliver Paxton is idealistic and eager to win the war. Though he feels surrounded by loafers and drunks, he enjoys being a Flying Corps gunner. Most of all he looks forward to the battle of the Somme, never dreaming what a blood bath it would become
Invasion, 1940 : the truth about the Battle of Britain and what stopped Hitler by Derek Robinson( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial account of the Battle of Britain challenges popular beliefs that the RAF may not have prevented the Nazi invasion of the British Isles, arguing that bad weather and the Luftwaffe's failure to destroy the RAF were key factors in the victory
Kramer's war by Derek Robinson( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damned good show by Derek Robinson( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They joined an R.A.F. known as "the best flying club in the world", but when war pitches the young pilots of 409 Squadron into battle over Germany, their training, tactics and equipment are soon found wanting, their twin-engined bombers obsolete from the off. Chances of completing a 30-operation tour' One in three. At best. Robinson's crooked salute to the dogged heroes of the R.A.F.'s early bombing campaign is a wickedly humorous portrait of men doing their duty in flying death traps, fully aware, in those dark days of war, there was nothing else to do but dig in and hang on
The Eldorado network by Derek Robinson( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1941. Hitler is rampant. Spain is neutral. Madrid, like Casablanca, the launching pad for spies from all sides. The most daring and audacious of all is codenamed "Eldorado". Young, inexperienced, hotheaded, he had no right to survive, let alone succeed. Now his network is the most valuable in Europe, and the fates of armies lie in his hands. But who does he work for' Or is he only in it for himself' One thing's for sure. War may be a dirty business, but it certainly brings home the bacon. Based on a true story, The Eldorado Network is the first novel in Derek Robinson's acclaimed Luis Cabrillo Quartet. A tense and gripping espionage thriller from a master of action and suspense
A good clean fight by Derek Robinson( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the desert war waged by the men of the R.A.F. and S.A.S. versus the Luftwaffe and the Afrika Korps in North Africa during the spring of 1942
Rugby : a player's guide to the laws by Derek Robinson( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rotten with honour by Derek Robinson( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A splendid little war by Derek Robinson( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war to end all wars, people said in 1918. Not for long. By 1919, White Russians were fighting Bolshevik Reds for control of their country, and Winston Churchill (then Secretary of State for War) wanted to see Communism 'strangled in its cradle'. So a volunteer R.A.F. squadron, flying Sopwith Camels, went there to duff up the Reds. 'There's a splendid little war going on,' a British staff officer told them. 'You'll like it.' Looked like fun. But the war was neither splendid nor little. It was big and it was brutal, a grim conflict of attrition, marked by incompetence and corruption. Before it ended, the squadron wished that both sides would lose. If that was a joke, nobody was laughing
Hornet's sting by Derek Robinson( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of three great Royal Flying Corps novels by Derek Robinson, Hornet's Sting expresses all his trademark qualities: savage humour, vivid air combat, and the heart-breaking dilemma of the young. It also introduces Captain Wooley, later the anti-hero of Goshawk Squadron, a character rich in bleak comedy. And so he needs to be, for this is 1917, the air war is bloody, and a squadron might suffer 100 per cent losses in a month. As Paul Scott no mean novelist himself wrote: "Robinson has a narrative gift that sets up the hackles of involvement. A rare quality."
Kentucky blues by Derek Robinson( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaves together the stories of the Killicks and the Hudds, two families in the backwoods town of Rock Springs, Kentucky, from before the Civil War to the years following the war's end
Piece of cake( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures, heartaches and rites of passage of the fighter pilots of RAF Hornet Squadron during World War II
Just testing by Derek Robinson( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Undetermined and English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artillery of lies by Derek Robinson( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog misleidt een jonge Spanjaard aan de leiband van de Britse geheime dienst de Duitse Abwehr
A year with Rudolf Nureyev by Simon Robinson( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hullo Russia, goodbye England by Derek Robinson( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight Lieutenant Silk, a twice-decorated Lancaster pilot in WW II, rejoins the R.A.F. and qualifies to fly the Vulcan bomber. Piloting a Vulcan is an unforgettable experience: no other aircraft comes close to matching its all-round performance. And as bombers go, it's drop-dead gorgeous. But there's a catch. The Vulcan has only one role: to make a second strike. To act in retaliation for a Russian nuclear attack. Silk knows that knows that if he ever flies his Vulcan in anger, he'll be flying from a smoking wasteland, a Britain obliterated. But in the mad world of Mutually Assured Destruction, the Vulcan is the last - the only - deterrent. Derek Robinson returns with another rip-roaring, gung-ho R.A.F. adventure, one that exposes and confronts the brinkmanship and sabre-rattling of the Cold War Era
Red rag blues by Derek Robinson( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1953, and Luis Cabrillo has burned through the small fortune he earned from both British and German Intelligence in WW2. Now he has only his wits, his confidence, and his dazzling skills at lying and cheating. Teaming up again with Julie Conroy (a corker of a New Yorker), he follows his wartime instincts and goes where arrogance breeds wealth: to Washington D.C. and Senator Joe McCarthy, high priest of America's holy war on Red treachery. Joe's problem is a sudden shortage of treachery. Luis can help him out, but for dollars. Big dollars. And when the C.I.A. gets into the act, followed by the K.G.B., F.B.I., M.I.6. and the Mafia, it makes for an explosive mixture ripe for a spark. In Red Rag Blues Derek Robinson lends his signature wit to the hysteria and paranoia of the McCarthy years, toying with the notion that the world's most powerful nation is sometimes the world's most stupid
Rugby: success starts here by Derek Robinson( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1983 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Invasion, 1940 : the truth about the Battle of Britain and what stopped Hitler
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controlled identityRobson, Dirk

Derek Robinson Brits scheidsrechter

Derek Robinson (yazar)

Robinson, Derek

Robinson, Derek 1932 Apr. 12-

Дерек Робинсон

درک رابینسون

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Goshawk SquadronWar story : a novelInvasion, 1940 : the truth about the Battle of Britain and what stopped HitlerDamned good showA good clean fightRugby : a player's guide to the lawsHornet's stingKentucky blues